• Bullying: It All Comes Down to Culture

    In my elementary school years, I was badly teased, excluded and ridiculed. Almost every day I would come home from school crying, feeling defeated, crushed and not wanting to return. Only the … [Read More]

    Bullying: It All Comes Down to Culture
  • Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?

    As we approach National PTA’s 120 year anniversary, it is important to stop and celebrate some of our members’ accomplishments. PTA has been a leader in working to improve the lives of all … [Read More]

    Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?
  • Why I Volunteer

    Even at 40 years old, I still get scared. Driving out of town to a place I have never been before, going to exercise class for the first time, even flying on airplanes can give me a little anxiety. I … [Read More]

    Why I Volunteer
  • National PTA’s School Meals Update

    My name is Chelsea Smyth and I’m a registered dietitian. I am also the current school meals fellow for National PTA and have been working closely with the 25 National PTA Healthy School Meals … [Read More]

    National PTA’s School Meals Update
  • For Food Allergies, a Halloween Appeal: Go Teal!

    From classroom parties and Trunk-or-Treats to ghosts and goblins knocking on your door, Halloween puts snacking front and center. But for youngsters on restricted diets, the holiday’s focus on foods … [Read More]

    For Food Allergies, a Halloween Appeal: Go Teal!

Is Using a Mobile Wallet a Smart Idea for Your Teen?

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The Latest Tech Gadget Requires a Safety Talk with Your Kids

A LifeLock security expert and dad discusses why a conversation about tech safety with your kids is a must when gifting them the latest tech gadgets. He offers The Smart Talk as a fun, free, online tool to help facilitate the conversation.   The holidays are here and most of us are busy looking for gifts. In fact 42 percent of parents with children under 18 plan … [Read More...]

Bullying

Bullying: It All Comes Down to Culture

In my elementary school years, I was badly teased, excluded and ridiculed. Almost every day I would come home from school crying, feeling defeated, crushed and not wanting to return. Only the constant support and encouragement of my mom and dad got me through it all. The strength that I ultimately gained through the process of overcoming the bullying inspired me to … [Read More...]

Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?

As we approach National PTA’s 120 year anniversary, it is important to stop and celebrate some of our members’ accomplishments. PTA has been a leader in working to improve the lives of all children—advocating for everything from hot school lunches to universal kindergarten. As the Vice President of Advocacy for National PTA, I have the pleasure of traveling … [Read More...]

Why I Volunteer

Even at 40 years old, I still get scared. Driving out of town to a place I have never been before, going to exercise class for the first time, even flying on airplanes can give me a little anxiety. I say things to myself like: You’re going to get lost. You’re going to look stupid. This plane could go down and there are still wet clothes in the washing … [Read More...]

National PTA’s School Meals Update

My name is Chelsea Smyth and I’m a registered dietitian. I am also the current school meals fellow for National PTA and have been working closely with the 25 National PTA Healthy School Meals Grantees to help as they work to improve nutrition in their schools. In celebration of National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month, I want to highlight five common school meals … [Read More...]